By Graham McColl
The outstanding tale of ways Jock Stein introduced jointly a bunch of neighborhood lads, enticing on their first ecu Cup crusade, and led all of them easy methods to the head seriously is not repeated. As they stepped forward, they persevered to problem on 4 fronts, giving new delight to the town of Glasgow, and making a legend that resonates nonetheless, fifty years on.
A yr and a Day presents exceptional element at the 365 days that introduced such targeted luck. notice which Clyde participant virtually grew to become a Lisbon Lion and who he might have changed. find out how Jock Stein received his prediction for the ultimate horribly unsuitable or even what the Lions had for breakfast at the nice day. discover who lively away the fit ball – and retains it to this present day – on the finish of Celtic’s tumultuous quarter-final with Vojvodina.
The ebook comprises an excruciatingly sincere interview with Jimmy Johnstone, Celtic’s maximum participant, formerly unpublished in complete. the opposite Lisbon Lions even have their say, and right here too, for the 1st time, are huge interviews with representatives of the entire rivals that Celtic confronted so as to Lisbon, offering frank and surprising insights. Teeming with clean fabric, this booklet scrutinises each step Celtic took in an effort to successful the ecu Cup. Even the avid gamers who gained the good trophy will observe in those pages new revelations approximately how they emerged triumphant.
It is the ultimate on their extraordinary achievement.
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